Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith SYD Airport Overview

Sydney Airport SYD is Australia's premier airport - serving the State of New South Wales and its capital city Sydney.

SYD Airport is located in Sydney's suburb of Mascot, and is directly accessible from Marsh Street, exit Centre Road.  Sydney Airport is accessible via  the Southern Cross Drive M1 motorway - the quickest connection to city center.

With three long runways and an estimated 38 million passengers annually, Sydney Airport is major hub to Qantas and secondary hub to Virgin Blue, Jetstar & Tiger Airways Australia, and it is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
As of Dec. 2015, American Airlines starts a daily route to Los Angeles LAX, while Qantas serves currently 6 weekly flights to San Francisco SFO

Note that arriving Australian and New Zealand passport holders
can use the self-service SmartGate with facial recognition technology for faster passport control.

The new on-Airport Hotel Rydges, a four-star hotel with 331 rooms and amenities, is located at the International Terminal
Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals – T1, T2 & T3.
Current & Future Airport Developments: 
    1. The Terminal 1 Departures redevelopment started Jan. 2015 on the departure area - to be completed by Sept. 2016. Phase 1 has been completed; while phase two is ongoing.
   2.  Both Terminals 1 & 2  will get an updated digital content platform, which is to include faster WiFi speeds, and a 'wall garden' homepage sending users targeted news, flight details & retail & dining offers. 
    3. The extensive road & transport network at T2/T3 is currently being upgraded - the first stage of which is a new 5-lane exit road at Seventh Street (part of the 'T2/T3 Ground Access Solutions & Hotel Major Development Plan' - to be completed by 2018.)
    4. The current  Airport is to be transformed into two airline alliance-based areas by integrating international, domestic and regional services under one roof - expected to be operational by 2019.
5. Construction for a new Airport at Badgerys Creek starts first quarter 2016, with a 3.7km long runway, swing gates and able to accommodate 10M passengers annually,  and a new 4-lane motorway leading directly to it.
    6.  An extension of six more train stations is to be built in south-west Sydney and the new airport is to be reached by rail tunnel.

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